V-officeValentine’s Day can be a ton of fun—but it can also create some awkwardness in the office. But don’t worry: there are ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day and have a good time at work without making things uncomfortable for you and your co-workers.

Here are some tips to help you out:

Avoid flirting.

Sure, Valentine’s Day is all about love—but that isn’t a reason to allow unprofessional behavior into the office. Flirting isn’t appropriate for the office, so keep things professional and avoid that awkward tension by keeping things friendly and platonic.

Bring in goodies.

Valentine’s Day is a great time to share your favorite sweets and treats! After all, everyone loves free food. Bring in enough treats for everyone, and they’re sure to appreciate this celebration.

Send cards.

Remember those fun little valentines you used to give out in school? Well, here’s your chance to enjoy the adult version. Send cards that are friendly or funny without being romantic as a way of letting your coworkers know you appreciate them!

Show your appreciation.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love; it can also be about friendship, camaraderie, and appreciation. Let coworkers know that you are grateful for their work and dedication, and you’ll continue to build positive relationships with them.

Keep personal romances out of the office. Whether you’re in a relationship with someone out of the office or in the office, it’s never appropriate to bring your personal romance to work, and that includes on Valentine’s Day. Displays of affection are always best when you have a little privacy, anyway. Just remember to keep it out of the office, ok?

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time for friendship, appreciation, and sharing. If you follow these tips, you can celebrate the holiday in a professional way, share our Merci, Merci, Merci! Gift Box that way everyone at the office will enjoy something special!